Average Weather in Mino Japan
In Mino, the summers are short, hot, oppressive, and mostly cloudy; the winters are chilly and mostly clear; and it is wet year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 33°F to 91°F and is rarely below 27°F or above 96°F.
The hot season lasts for 2.8 months, from June 24 to September 19, with an average daily high temperature above 82°F. The hottest day of the year is August 7, with an average high of 91°F and low of 76°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.5 months, from December 3 to March 19, with an average daily high temperature below 56°F. The coldest day of the year is January 27, with an average low of 33°F and high of 46°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature
In Mino, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Mino begins around September 16 and lasts for 6.6 months, ending around April 3. On December 16, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 75% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 25% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around April 3 and lasts for 5.4 months, ending around September 16. On July 2, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 73% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 27% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Mino varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 3.5 months, from June 10 to September 25, with a greater than 39% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 53% on July 3.
The drier season lasts 8.5 months, from September 25 to June 10. The smallest chance of a wet day is 25% on December 29.
Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 53% on July 3.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Mino experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Mino. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 29, with an average total accumulation of 8.0 inches.
The least rain falls around January 1, with an average total accumulation of 2.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Mino varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 22, with 9 hours, 49 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 30 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 4:44 AM on June 13, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 22 minutes later at 7:06 AM on January 7. The earliest sunset is at 4:46 PM on December 6, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 29 minutes later at 7:15 PM on June 29.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Mino during 2017.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.
Mino experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from June 10 to September 28, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 24% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 5, with muggy conditions 95% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is December 29, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.
The average hourly wind speed in Mino experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 5.5 months, from November 21 to May 7, with average wind speeds of more than 4.3 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 10, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.2 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 6.5 months, from May 7 to November 21. The calmest day of the year is August 3, with an average hourly wind speed of 3.4 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Mino varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the north for 3.3 months, from January 21 to April 30; for 1.6 weeks, from May 22 to June 2; and for 3.1 months, from August 29 to December 1, with a peak percentage of 54% on October 7. The wind is most often from the south for 3.1 weeks, from April 30 to May 22 and for 2.9 months, from June 2 to August 29, with a peak percentage of 41% on July 15. The wind is most often from the west for 1.6 months, from December 1 to January 21, with a peak percentage of 47% on January 1.
Mino is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average water temperature experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The time of year with warmer water lasts for 2.7 months, from July 12 to October 3, with an average temperature above 76°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 17, with an average temperature of 80°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.7 months, from December 14 to May 6, with an average temperature below 63°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 24, with an average temperature of 58°F.
Average Water Temperature
This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 4.6 months, from April 12 to September 1, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.3 kWh. The brightest day of the year is May 23, with an average of 6.1 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.0 months, from November 11 to February 11, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.1 kWh. The darkest day of the year is January 1, with an average of 2.4 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Mino are 34.827 deg latitude, 135.471 deg longitude, and 246 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Mino contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,273 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 423 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,326 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (5,728 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Mino is covered by cropland (66%) and trees (27%), within 10 miles by trees (40%) and cropland (26%), and within 50 miles by trees (56%) and water (21%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Mino, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There are 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Mino.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Mino according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Mino is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Mino and a given station.
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , by Jean Meeus.
All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.
Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .
Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.